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The Stereopticon: Platform or New Media Form?

Charles Musser

in Politicking and Emergent Media: US Presidential Elections of the 1890s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292727
eISBN:
9780520966123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292727.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Investigates the history of the stereopticon as a radically modernized magic lantern and its place in a larger US media formation. Using random word searches, its arch of popularity is traced from ... More


Paranoid Projection and the Phantom Subject of Reason

Jill H. Casid

in Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646692
eISBN:
9781452945934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646692.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter one, “Paranoid Projection and the Phantom Subject of Reason,” is dedicated to developing the book’s core argument that early modern devices for casting an image--the camera obscura, the magic ... More


Haydn’s <i>Creation</i> as Moving Image

Deirdre Loughridge

in Haydn's Sunrise, Beethoven's Shadow: Audiovisual Culture and the Emergence of Musical Romanticism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226337098
eISBN:
9780226337128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226337128.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter looks at the reception of Haydn’s Creation to show the entry of visual technologies into musical discourse, and the consequences for aesthetic judgment. Johann Triest found the oratorio ... More


Dickensian ‘Dissolving Views’: The Magic Lantern, Visual Story-telling and the Victorian Technological Imagination

Joss Marsh

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, written by Joss Marsh, suggests that visual culture in the nineteenth century cannot only be characterized by its fascination with what Tom Gunning calls, in Chapter Nine, ... More


The Castle of Udolpho

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter takes Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) as a representative example of the ‘waking dreams’ constructed by gothic fictions. In so doing, it reconceptualizes some of the key ... More


Empire through the Magic Lantern

Jill H. Casid

in Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646692
eISBN:
9781452945934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646692.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter two, “Empire through the Magic Lantern,” takes up the psychoanalytic concept of morbid projection to provide an account of the shaping of not just the fortress ego but its violent abjections ... More


Shadows of Enlightenment

Jill H. Casid

in Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646692
eISBN:
9781452945934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646692.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This introductory chapter examines an excerpt of C. G. Jung’s dream of flying instruments of projection in his book Memories, Dreams, Reflections. Metaphors derived from modern philosophical ... More


Moving Books in Regency London

Helen Groth

in Moving Images: Nineteenth-Century Reading and Screen Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748669486
eISBN:
9780748695171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669486.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the dynamic media environment of Regency London through the lens of three very different convergences between literary and visual media. The first, Jane and Ann Taylor’s Signor ... More


Politicking and Emergent Media: US Presidential Elections of the 1890s

Charles Musser

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292727
eISBN:
9780520966123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292727.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Politicking and Emergent Media looks at four presidential campaigns in the United States during the long 1890s (1888-1900) and the ways in which Republicans and Democrats mobilized a wide variety of ... More


Sensational Remediations

Igor Krstić

in Slums on Screen: World Cinema and the Planet of Slums

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406864
eISBN:
9781474421928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406864.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter takes the decade of the birth of cinema, the 1890s, as a vantage point and tackles the question of how, by that time, the slum has become a topic of high visibility in various media. The ... More


“Suitable Music”: Accompaniment Practice in Early London Screen Exhibition from R. W. Paul to the Picture Palaces

Ian Christie

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199797615
eISBN:
9780199979738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797615.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter explores film exhibition in the 1890s and 1900s in light of evidence for the musical accompaniment of forms of screen media produced in London from the seventeenth to the nineteenth ... More


Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject

Jill H. Casid

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646692
eISBN:
9781452945934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646692.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Theorizing vision and power at the intersections of the histories of psychoanalysis, media, scientific method, and colonization, this book poaches the prized instruments at the heart of the so-called ... More


The Constant Prince: Neostoicism and the New Philosophy in

Alice Brooke

in The autos sacramentales of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Natural Philosophy and Sacramental Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198816829
eISBN:
9780191858406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816829.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The final chapter of this study analyses Sor Juana’s most perplexing auto, El mártir del Sacramento, San Hermenegildo. It argues that the key to understanding the play lies in its engagement with ... More


Reading Habits and Magic Lanterns: Dickens and Dr Pepper’s Ghost

Helen Groth

in Moving Images: Nineteenth-Century Reading and Screen Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748669486
eISBN:
9780748695171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669486.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the assumptions about the training of the popular imagination that underlie Dickens’s famous account of ‘The Amusements of the People’ in the context of one of the most iconic ... More


The Drunkard’s Demons

Matthew Warner Osborn

in Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226099897
eISBN:
9780226099927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226099927.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The final chapter traces how delirium tremens shaped representations of pathological drinking in mid nineteenth-century popular culture. Finding depictions of the disease in the writings of some of ... More


Cinema’s Novelty Period

Ray Zone

in Stereoscopic Cinema & the Origins of 3-D Film, 1838–1952

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124612
eISBN:
9780813134796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124612.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the novelty period of cinema, which began in 1895. It is described as a period when cinema underwent a staggering array of fundamental changes despite having many stable ... More


“Revealing Nature’s Closest Secrets”: F. Martin Duncan’s Popular-Science Films at the Charles Urban Trading Company

Oliver Gaycken

in Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199860685
eISBN:
9780190235987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860685.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter describes the earliest popular-science films made for the Charles Urban Trading Company by F. Martin Duncan. Duncan’s films were modeled largely on the preexisting format of the ... More


Dissolving Views: Dreams of Reading Alice

Helen Groth

in Moving Images: Nineteenth-Century Reading and Screen Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748669486
eISBN:
9780748695171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669486.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter considers Lewis Carroll’s multifaceted relationship to the way images of Alice were generated in his readers’ minds, from her incarnation in the first imprint of Alice’s Adventures in ... More


Discovering Delirium Tremens

Matthew Warner Osborn

in Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226099897
eISBN:
9780226099927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226099927.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 2 describes why delirium tremens became a topic of intense medical interest to American physicians soon after it was first described in 1813. While previously physicians had little interest ... More


The Impenetrable Lightness of Being: Miscegenation Imagery and the Anxiety of Whiteness in Go Down, Moses

Ted Atkinson

in Faulkner and Formalism: Returns of the Text

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032561
eISBN:
9781617032578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032561.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the visual economies and the racial and social encodings of the bodies in William Faulkner’s novel Go Down, Moses. It considers Faulkner’s explicit references to the ... More


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